We’re over the moon for the Adroit students who are recipients of 41 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medals.

CONGRATULATIONS! We couldn’t be more excited and proud!

Special shout-outs go to Adroit seniors Sandra ChenVictoria Gong, Sophie Paquette, and Emily Tian. We’re thrilled to share that Sandra is the recipient of a $10,000 Scholastic Awards Gold Medal for Writing Portfolio. Victoria, Sophie, and Emily each received Silver Medals with Distinction for Writing Portfolio, and will receive $1,000 each.

 

 

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Isabella Alvarez (12), Summer Mentee, New Hampshire
Gold Medal – Poetry (x3)
Gold Medal – Short Story
Silver Medal – Poetry (x2)

Darius Atefat-Peckham (12), Summer Mentee, Michigan
Silver Medal – Poetry

Tess Becket (12), Summer Mentee, Pennsylvania
American Visions Medal (Best in Region) – Photography
Gold Medal – Photography
Gold Medal – Poetry
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio

Adriana Carter (12), Summer Mentee, South Carolina
Gold Medal – Poetry

Stephanie Chang (11), Summer Mentee, Canada
Silver Medal – Poetry

Sandra Chen (12), Summer Mentee, California
Gold Medal – Writing Portfolio

Lane Devers (10), Prose Reader, Michigan
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir

Taylor Fang (11), Summer Mentee, Utah
Gold Medal – Poetry

Nadia Farjami (11), Marketing Intern, California
Gold Medal – Poetry
Silver Medal – Poetry

Jocelyn Gao (10), Summer Mentee, California
Silver Medal – Poetry

Victoria Gong (12), Summer Mentee, Mississippi
Gold Medal – Short Story
Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio

Mai Hoang (11), Summer Mentee, New Hampshire
American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Personal Essay/Memoir
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir

Isabella Jiang (11), Summer Mentee, New Jersey
Silver Medal – Short Story

Audrey Kim (11), Summer Mentee, Pennsylvania
Gold Medal – Poetry

Megan Lunny (12), Summer Mentee, Pennsylvania
American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Short Story
Gold Medal – Short Story

Rebecca Oet (11), Summer Mentee, Ohio
Silver Medal – Poetry

Sophie Paquette (12), Summer Mentee & Previous Prose Reader, Michigan
Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio

Emily Tian (12), Summer Mentee & Poetry Reader, Maryland
American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Poetry
Gold Medal – Poetry (x2)
Silver Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir
Silver Medal – Poetry
Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio

Nikki Velletri (12), Summer Mentee, Rhode Island
Gold Medal – Dramatic Script
Silver Medal – Poetry

Grace Wang (11), Summer Mentee, Indiana
Gold Medal – Flash Fiction
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir
Gold Medal – Poetry

Adam Zhou (11), Summer Mentee, Philippines
Silver Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir

Peter LaBerge
Peter LaBerge

Peter LaBerge founded The Adroit Journal in 2010, as a high school sophomore. His work appears in Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Pleiades, and Tin House, among others. He is the recipient of a 2020 Pushcart Prize.

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